Q The “cyberstalking” statute, Section 97-45-15 makes a reference to threatening to “inflict bodily harm to any person…” or “physical injury to property of any person…” To whom does the “any person” mentioned in the statute refer?

A If the words threaten the individual to whom the message is sent (a person) or threatens any other, person named in the message (or in either case, the person’s child, sibling, spouse, or dependent) the sender has committed cyberstalking. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Ready, March 16, 2018)